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Rice, UCLA Slash Energy Needs for Next-Generation Memory

June 12, 2012 7:35 am | by The breakthrough was presented at the IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC) in San Francisco by researchers from Rice University’s Adaptive Computing and Embedded Systems (ACES) Laboratory. | Comments

Researchers from Rice University and UCLA unveiled a new data-encoding scheme this week that slashes more than 30 percent of the energy needed to write data onto new memory cards that use “phase-change memory” (PCM) — a competitor to flash memory that has big backing from industry heavyweights. PCM uses the same type of materials as those used in rewritable CDs and DVDs, and it does the same job as flash memory — the mainstay technology in USB thumb drives and memory cards for cameras and other devices.

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SFU Helps Quantum Computers Move Closer

June 12, 2012 7:22 am | Comments

The quantum computer is a futuristic machine that could operate at speeds even more mind-boggling than the world’s fastest super-computers. Research involving physicist Mike Thewalt of Simon Fraser University offers a new step towards making quantum computing a reality, through the unique properties of highly enriched and highly purified silicon.

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Remembering Dr. Roger Pollard: A Life of Innovation, Collaboration and Leadership

June 12, 2012 5:39 am | by Henri | Comments

This is a belated tribute to Dr. Roger Pollard, an esteemed collaborator and colleague who passed away last December at the age of 65—much too soon. All in the industry are invited to attend a special session in Roger’s honor during IMS 2012 in Montreal: session TH3H-1, Thursday, June 21, 1:50 to 2:10 p.

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Industry-Leading High-Performance RF Components at IEEE IMS 2012

June 11, 2012 12:09 pm | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced today it will showcase its broad portfolio of products and technologies for the wireless and wired broadband markets at the upcoming IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), held June 17-22, in booth #1210 at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Canada. RFMD will exhibit innovative products serving a wide range of end-markets, including: GaN Power, point-to-point microwave radio, WiFi, wireless infrastructure, and smart energy AMI/ZigBee(R).

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Freescale Introduces its First GaN RF Product for Cellular Infrastructure Applications

June 11, 2012 11:58 am | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor today revealed its first RF power amplifier product built using gallium nitride (GaN) technology. The company’s RF power GaN products will initially target the cellular infrastructure market, with potential future applications including avionics, radar, ISM and software-defined radio.

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Richardson RFPD at IMS2012

June 11, 2012 11:50 am | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces its attendance and participation at the 2012 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS). IMS, along with the RFIC symposium and the ARFTG conference, is part of Microwave Week, the largest gathering of radio frequency (RF) and microwave professionals, and the most important forum for the latest and most advanced research in these fields.

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Treating Childhood Anxiety with Computers, Not Drugs

June 11, 2012 11:25 am | Comments

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, one in eight children suffers from an anxiety disorder. And because many anxious children turn into severely anxious adults, early intervention can have a major impact on a patient's life trajectory. The understandable reluctance to use psychiatric medications when it comes to children means child psychologists are always searching for viable therapeutic alternatives.

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Researchers Use Flexible Channel Width To Improve User Experience On Wireless Systems

June 11, 2012 11:23 am | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique to efficiently divide the bandwidth of the wireless spectrum in multi-hop wireless networks to improve operation and provide all users in the network with the best possible performance. “Our objective is to maximize throughput while ensuring that all users get similar ‘quality of experience’ from the wireless system, meaning that users get similar levels of satisfaction from the performance they experience from whatever applications they’re running,” says Parth Pathak, a Ph.

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API Technologies to Showcase Products at IMS2012

June 11, 2012 11:22 am | Comments

API Technologies Corp. announced today that it will, for the first time ever, showcase its complete family of microwave, RF, and millimeter wave products at Booth #1306 during the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012). IMS2012 takes place June 19-21 at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal. API's family of products include RF components, microwave filters, microelectronics, amplifiers and amplifier subsystems, and frequency sources from brands including Spectrum Microwave, CMT, National Hybrid, C-MAC Aerospace, and Cobham MAL.

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More People Staying Connected On Vacation

June 11, 2012 11:21 am | Comments

Scanning smartphones, tablets and laptops is as much a part of vacations as slathering on sunscreen, according to a Michigan State University study. The results, which will appear in the forthcoming issue of Annals of Tourism Research, show that easy online access and ubiquitous personal devices have made the digital divide disappear, even for folks on holiday.

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Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products to Attend IMS 2012

June 11, 2012 7:06 am | Comments

Laird Technologies announced it will be attending the 2012 International Microwave Symposium and Exhibition. The event is taking place at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in Montreal, Canada, June 19-21, 2012. Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products, a unit of Laird Technologies can be found at booth #2308.

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Strategic Partnership Announced Between M2M Antennas and Janus Remote Communications

June 11, 2012 6:10 am | Comments

M2M Antennas of San Diego, California, and Janus Remote Communications of Aurora, Illinois announced that they have entered into a strategic agreement that will allow Janus and M2M Antennas to coordinate in the design of leading-edge products and services for the global M2M marketplace. “Janus Remote Communications and M2M Antennas each provide a wealth of knowledge and experience in our particular M2M application areas - making us ideal partners,” said, Dave Jahr, General Manager of Janus.

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Doctors: Process Payments, Check Insurance Instantly With drchrono App

June 7, 2012 7:03 am | Comments

“Hey Doc — Is this covered by my insurance?” The answer to this question is now readily found on iOS devices using the latest version of drchrono and its Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform for healthcare professionals. On Thursday, startup drchrono announced a major update to its app that will improve how payments for medical services are processed as well as provide instant access to patient insurance eligibility.

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This App Will Revolutionize the NYC Taxi Experience

June 7, 2012 6:58 am | Comments

City dwellers, we’ve all been there: It’s the after-work rush hour, the heavens have opened up in a torrential downpour and all you want is a taxi, but there’s none to be found. Good news: A revolutionary digital service called GetTaxi, which has hit it big in Russia, Israel and the U.K., aims to make sure that never happens again.

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VATN Displays Offer Key Advantages as Medical LCD Displays

June 6, 2012 8:42 am | Comments

The medical industry continues to grow at a very fast pace. This is creating a greater demand for new medical equipment that requires an LCD display module. Medical equipment needs to operate in a variety of environmental conditions. VATN looks to meet the needs of these environments. A V ATN (Vertically Aligned Twisted Nem atic) display is a new display technology that offers the brightness of an LED (light-emitting diode), a viewing angle that exceeds FSTN (Film compensated Super Twisted Nematic) and a life time that is 20x longer than EL (Electro Luminescent) or the blue color found in a OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode).

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